I didn’t, until recently, even know that Peeps were even available in a sugar-free form. Jamie, where have you been?!
Of course, I also have a tendency to park in front of my own house and then wonder who’s blocking my mailbox. GET OFF OF MY LAWN, KIDS! Oh… Sorry, Grandma. You looked different…
That said, I love the taste and texture of Sugar-Free Peeps. Love love love. While the kids think they’re a little stale out of the package, I say there’s no shame in that game. Most of us like the slightly-chewy texture of a less-fresh Peep. Am I right? I know in the past, I’ve even left them out overnight to allow them to solidify slightly.
But into every sunny day, a little rain has to fall. Or intestinal discomfort, as it were…
Here it comes. Are you ready for it? Maltitol. The label says that 3 Peeps is a single serving, but I’m so sensitive to maltitol that one serving was too much. Hours later, I was still pretty miserable from a single serving. Despite that, I almost went for round two, and then came to my damned senses, squirted down the rest with Windex and tossed them in the trash to save my colon.
My advice: If you really want Peeps, just allow for the carbohydrates from the sugary ones, stop at one, and save your stomach the woes.
Or, if you’re not averse to maltitol and can keep your servings in check, try the Sugar-Free Peeps dipped in chocolate. You won’t regret limiting the sweets–just to be safe.
The chocolate-dipped Peeps… Seriously. Just seriously…
Happy Valentine’s Day and Early Easter (there are Peeps for every occasion).
Good: Absolutely delicious
Bad: Maltitol made my rectum nearly explode. A great party trick, nonetheless, if you’re into those kinds of parties.
Price: $2.99 per package (roughly)
Found at: Online and at these locations
Disclosure: Just Born has provided some Peeps I wasn’t able to review, so I bought my own for this review. This has not affected my review of the items.